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post #1 of 6 Old 12-29-2016, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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31" tire clearance with stock front bumper

I have an 2004 XE 4 cyl. that I'm considering putting 31" General Grabber A/T 2 tires on stock steel wheels. I've read many times where this combo isn't a problem with a PML. I've already leveled the front out and plan to make/get shackles. However, with the stock tires there's not much space between the tires and the front bumper. The Grabbers are 30.8" according to tire rack, if I measure from the center of the wheel to the bumper with the tires turned in either direction it appears that a 31" would rub the bumper. There's a chance my x may have had some type of minor front end damage in the past, but I don't see any visual damage on the bumper itself. Could someone give me a measurement on their x's front bumper? Maybe using the grille as a reference? Right now my bumper is flush with the grill in the center of the truck, looking at the front.
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Heres a couple of pics of what I'm talking about. I'm worried a slightly larger tire will hit the front bumper. Right now, the tires are turned slightly to the left. Also, I'm curious if the first bumper has been pushed in a bit, shouldn't the bumper be sticking out farther from the grille?
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They "should" fit. My 2003 S/C has 265/65/17 tires from the factory and that translates to 30.56" diameter and 10.43" width. That being said, they do rub sometimes when the wheel is turned all the way in either direction.

It'll work.......Trust me.
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I've been scouring over photos and looking at other xterras I see in traffic. I'm pretty sure the gap between my tires and bumper is the same on all of them. Maybe I'm just being paranoid.
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I put 31" tires on my 2002 Xterra--no problem.

Never heard of anyone having any problems with 31's.

32's can require a little bit of trimming.
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I'm getting my tires mounted tomorrow. I didn't go with the General Grabbers as planned, but a friend got me a good deal on another brand of tires. I'll post some pictures later.
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